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Gaussoin appointed to national USDA advisory board Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Roch Gaussoin
Roch Gaussoin, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been appointed to the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Gaussoin will be filling a three-year term for Category G: National Crop, Soil, Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed Science Societies.

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Backyard Farmer Garden takes honorable mention in landscape design contest Monday, October 17, 2016
Backyard Farmer Garden, University of Nebraska–Lincoln East Campus
Winners of the fifth annual All-America Selections Landscape Design Contest for Display Gardens was announced Oct. 12. Earning honorable mention for “Best Use of a YouTube Video,” was the Backyard Farmer Garden at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Horticulture major one of six HortScholars in the nation Tuesday, October 11, 2016
University of Nebraska–Lincoln horticulture major, Jaclyn Nelson, was chosen for the AmericanHort HortScholars program this year. One of six students in the nation, Nelson spent seven days on-site at Cultivate‘16 this summer in Columbus, Ohio. This is the horticulture industry's largest, all-industry event in North America which takes place annually.

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Researchers from wide range of disciplines advance plant genetics Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Melinda Yerka holds a wide variety of sorghum panicles collected from her research field
University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty from a wide range of disciples are working together to advance the field of plant genetics, specifically with sorghum. This was evidenced this past summer by interactions among faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students working with Melinda Yerka, agronomy research assistant professor and plant geneticist, to collect data from a field of grain sorghum varieties at the Agricultural Research & Development Center near Mead, Nebraska.

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UNL offers course all about wine Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Paul Read
For most, wine is complicated — so much so a class was created to help students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln better understand it. Horticulture 471: Vines, Wine and You teaches students anything and everything they would ever need to know about viticulture, enology and the consumption of wine. The class is being taught by Paul Read, a UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture and a viticulturist, someone who studies or grows grapes.

Full story at The Daily Nebraskan


Twenty department faculty and staff honored for their service Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln honored 895 faculty and staff for their years of service. The annual Service Awards are presented to university employees who complete years of service in five-year intervals. Employees who have worked 40-plus years at the university were recognized during Chancellor Ronnie Green’s first State of the University address on Sept. 22 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

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UNL professor spreads positivity with floral design Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Stacy Adams
Stacy Adams spends hundreds of dollars every week on flowers for his class at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His last order was $880, but the price was bumped up a bit because he had to add roses to the bill. But the associate professor of practice in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture said the expenses are a natural part of teaching a floral design course that attracts a little more than 100 students.

Full story at The Daily Nebraskan


Scientific illustration exhibit at Love Library through November Friday, September 23, 2016
Chlerogella rostrata, a South American bee, drawn in Adobe Photoshop for Dr. Michael Engel, 2010. Illustration by Sara Taliaferro.
“Celebrating 10 Years of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators – Great Plains Chapter” exhibit of scientific illustrations by Great Plains Chapter members is on display through November at the University of Nebraska Love Library. The exhibit includes over 40 works of art along with tools, specimens and educational information about scientific illustration.

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Horticulture major wins national scholarship Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Elizabeth Pierson
Elizabeth Pierson, a horticulture major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been chosen for Lawn & Landscape magazine’s Richard Foster Award, which recognizes outstanding students planning careers in the landscape, lawn care or horticulture business.

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James joins Agronomy and Horticulture faculty Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Terri James
Terri James joined the faculty in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Aug. 1 as an assistant extension educator. She is coordinating the state's master gardener program and working with the Backyard Farmer program.

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